Topics in Field Biology 3 cr
Prereq: BIOS 101, 102; or consent of instructor.
A field-oriented course including topics such as ecology of major biomes, geographical and geological impact on organisms, aspects of plant/animal systematics. The course will focus on selected areas of interest in field biology. Field trips. Special fees required.
A study tour to Costa Rica is part of the program at the end of the semester. Visit the Selva Field Station, the Arenal Volcano Observatory and the Monte Verde Cloud Forest Reserve. Approximately $2500 for the study tour. Study abroad grants are available.
Carrying own luggage
Sharing lodging accommodations
Adapting to the demands of group travel (limited independence & "alone time")
Walking more than 10 mile(s)
Respectfully adapting to new foods and meal traditions.
Respectfully adapting to local behavioral/social practices (i.e. dress)
Navigating through a foreign city independently
Taking care of own health/medical needs
Adhering to rules and safety guidelines.
Communicating issues and concerns to coordinators
Attending programmed activities at varying hours throughout the day.
Addressing others with respect and dignity.
Other Program Expectations: Equanimity in the presence of wild animals